Hiccup holds up texts

Server fault identified as cause

Delayed text messages have been irritating users either side of the Vodafone/Telecom divide, with the problem blamed on a server glitch. Texts from Telecom to Vodafone mobiles have been delayed by up to 24 hours during the past two days. Users reported texts that had been sent yesterday finally coming through in the early hours of this morning, waking them up in the middle of the night and causing communication confusion. Vodafone spokesman Paul Brislen said problem was with the server between the two companies, which had only been passing on half the messages it received. Mr Brislen said the problem began at 1am yesterday. He was unsure what caused the glitch, but was confident it had been fixed. "We rebooted the link and the backlog should have been all cleared up by 5am," Mr Brislen said. "It's all working very nicely now. Mr Brislen said he had received limited complaints from users despite hundreds of messages complaining about the delays aimed at the company's Twitter account. Telecom spokesman Ian Bonnar told Hawke's Bay Today there had been a problem "with the two networks talking to each other".

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